C2 Ghost Tower of Inverness

At the moment of this posting I’m sitting down to play AD&D: C2 The Ghost Tower of Inverness, with the Author, Allen Hammack. C2 is one of my favorite AD&D modules of all time!

C2 Ghost Tower Cover

Here is the convention write-up.

Allen Hammack, author of the classic adventure Ghost Tower of Inverness, invites players to challenge this famous dungeon. A shadow from the past, the Ghost Tower has loomed ever larger in the mind of the great Seer of Urnst. Now he has convinced the Duke that an expedition of “volunteers” should be organized to try to find the ancient keep and recover its greatest treasure—the fabled Soul Gem. This module was originally used for the AD&D tournament at Wintercon VIII in November 1979. Bring your own miniatures for brownie points!

“Bring your own miniatures for brownie points!” You bet I did!!!!

Meet the band. The original pre-gens from the module.

As addressed by the Duke.

His gaze falls upon one of your party, a thin man with a short black beard. “Hodar,” he begins, “you dared to defy a royal order and continued to dabble in sorceries which I had forbidden to all the people of my realm.”

This figure came from my Conan board game collection.

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“I should have thought that a warrior of your caliber, Lembu, would have known better than to slay a captain of the guard in a bar room fight.” A broad grin is the huge warrior’s only reply. “Never mind the eleven guardsmen you killed while resisting arrest.”

Maybe not the best figure for Lembu, but I wanted to use this figure ever since I painted it up to adventure in the Citadel of Chaos.

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“Zinethar,” says the Duke, shaking his head as he addresses the next in line, a distinguished-looking man with gray hair, “your wisdom must have left you when you decided to lead that ill-fated Temple Coalition revolt these three months past.”

I painted this Reaper figure 13 years ago for a D&D game.

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“And you, Discinque, your rash daring and bravado is really to be marvelled at. One has to wonder where you would be now if not for that broken cornice which caused you to fall — with the Crown Jewels in hand — on top of sergeant Norlik and his men while they were out on patrol.” The thief merely shrugs.

This game was a perfect reason to paint a new Otherworld miniature for my collection. I think this model is a perfect Discinque figure.

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The Duke then turns and slowly bows to the last of your group; the tall barefoot woman. “Of all you five,” declares the Duke, “Li Hon is the only one here who should not spend the rest of her life in prison for some crime. I am deeply honored, Li Hon, that your monastery saw fit to offer your services to me as payment of this year’s taxes.”

My fist Wiz Kid model from their pre-painted line. I’m not super happy with the result as I struggled with its pre-primed primer and mold lines.

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The Band assembled for adventure!

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Here is hoping I make to the end and rescue the Soul Gem.

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Darkoath Warqueen / Malign Portents

This week concludes GW’s Malign Portents campaign. Malign Portents might have been one of the best WFB/AoS campaigns I’ve ever participated in. I enjoyed how the campaign captured the narrative and thematic rules.

I “slapped” some paint on a Darkoath Warqueen and had her join my Tzeentch force for a game.

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Darkoath Warqueen fell to: new-model-added-to-army-syndrome. Bully circled to death by a bunch of Stormcast thugs.

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Citadel of Chaos and the dread sorcerer, Balthus Dire!

Citadel of Chaos Book

Who knows what monstrous creatures lie in wait in the Citadel of Chaos?

The Citadel holds a dark and dangerous peril for anyone foolhardy enough to venture through its gruesome gates. And yet venture you must, for your mission lies at the heart of the Citadel, with the dread sorcerer, Balthus Dire!

Balthus Dire

Two dice, a pencil and an eraser are all you need to make your journey. YOU decide which route to take, which monsters to fight, and where to use your special knowledge of the magic arts.\

A few months ago, my buddy Jay sent me a care package of four items; The Citadel of Chaos Fighting Fantasy book, a map, a character sheet, and a figure of Balthus Dire from Otherworld miniatures.

Balthus Dire Model

I concluded I need a brave adventurer figure to start my quest.

Adventurer Model

So far, I’m yet to get far enough into the Citadel to even challenge Balthus Dire! LOL!

Thanks Jay!

Gorechosen Kore Hammerskull

I picked up Gorechosen last year for a bunch of reasons.

-I had a friend who bought it and wanted to play.

-I needed a figure for my Secret Santa submission. (I’ll post it a bit later)

-It’s a great beer & pretzels game.

-I can use all the figures in Warhammer Quest Silver Tower.

With all that motivation, I got painting. The first gladiator I painted was for the shop’s Secret Santa project. Here is the next one I painted, with more to come.

Roper

Now and again I like to grab a random mini and just paint it. I generally go for a figure I could use in a D&D game.  This stone lurker (Roper) sculpted by Bob Olley has been a favorite of mine and fits the style of D&D games I like. Weird.

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Secret Santa painting project 2016

Wow! another year and I’m back to the shop’s secret Santa event (submit a fig & a random person paints it). I thought it was pretty funny that I was assigned a figure from the Gorchosen game, as I’d just picked up the game, to submit one of the four figs for my secret Santa entry.

After taking the photos for this fig I realized I had not painted the eyes. They are now complete. Though, as I post this, I realized a forgot to splatter him with Blood for the Blood God to give him the grizzly dripping with blood look. I’ll add that later!

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I have more Gorechosen figs to post later. I’ll also post my secret Santa fig when I get it back in January.